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kaoliang

[ kou-lee-ang ]
/ ˌkaʊ liˈæŋ /
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noun

a variety of grain sorghum.
a liquor made from kaoliang stalks.

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Origin of kaoliang

<Chinese (Wade-Giles) kao1liang2, (pinyin) gāoliang (gāo high + liáng millet)
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Example sentences from the Web for kaoliang

  • From out of the kaoliang the boy now peered, his brown face hardly distinguishable from the soil.

    Wang the Ninth|Putnam Weale

British Dictionary definitions for kaoliang

kaoliang
/ (ˌkeɪəʊlɪˈæŋ) /

noun

any of various E Asian varieties of the sorghum Sorghum vulgare

Word Origin for kaoliang

from Chinese kao tall + liang grain
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